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Location: Columbus, OH

Currently (2009) I am 64, "Old Fart", and have been woodworking since high school. There have been some years when raising a family of 4 kids took a lot of time and I didn't get to do much woodworking. Money was also tight when the kids were growing up so my tools were basis at the start. I started a part time business of gunsmithing for many years and that involved a lot of metal working as well. I still did not have an excess of tools; drill press, 12" disc sander, boring jig for scope mounting, bluing tanks, and lots of hand tools.

Well the kids are grown up now and have produced 2 grandsons and 2 great-grand babies. They are such a joy. I now have a very complete woodworking shop in the basement with an abundance of power and hand tools.

We rode a Gold Wing motorcycle for many years and my wife annd I started Chapter Ohio B-3 of GWRRA. We were promoted to Senior Chapter Directors before we stepped down. I also had a repair and customization part-time business during those years of working on Gold Wings only. I was The Wingdoctor.

I still am employed full time for the American Red Cross and get to do my woodworking in the evenings and weekends, when I am not enjoying the great grandkids. I do flat work of all types and turn bowls and pens on a Powermatic 3520B. I hope to make a couple of bucks from the woodworking if I can ever retire. I do sell some of my output currently.

My best customer is my wife of 43 years. Love you dear.

Bruce (The Wingdoctor)

-- Bruce - Fav. Quote "A man's got to know his limitations." Dirty Harry Calahan

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#1 posted 12-22-2008 05:27 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-22-2008 05:29 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs ITS a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 12-22-2008 05:32 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 12-22-2008 06:05 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 12-22-2008 06:17 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 12-22-2008 07:20 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#7 posted 12-22-2008 11:16 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 12-22-2008 11:49 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#9 posted 12-22-2008 01:42 PM

Hello TheWingDoctor,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 12-22-2008 08:19 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects There are allot of great people here willing to help…...have fun….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#11 posted 12-23-2008 10:26 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 12-19-2009 02:41 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#13 posted 12-19-2009 04:10 AM

Congratulations on your anniversary, We enjoy your posts and projects and look forward to many more.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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